Monday, 13 March 2017

All quiet on the Johor Front?

It has been a while since I last heard anything from the Sultan of Johor...or his Brigadier General of a son. Well a few days really! 

But was there not a time when not a day passes by without some news from down South about the Sultan doing this and that and that Brigadier General of a son doing more of that than of this? 

But hang about....what was most of the news from down South about? 

Fit for a Sultan: World's most expensive Mack truck unveiled in ... - ABC

Oct 14, 2015 - Malaysia's Sultan of Johor is shown the the Mack Super-Liner he bought. Photo: Malaysia's Sultan of Johor (right) being shown his Mack ...

Work starts for Sultan of Johor's royal retreat on the Swan

Jul 27, 2016 - Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, 57, has bought one of the last remaining riverfront ... He said he was thankful for “good health, food on our table, beautiful ... Sultan Ibrahim and his family enjoy enormous privilege in Malaysia — until the ..

Sultan receives his new aircraft - Nation | The Star Online › News › Nation

Mar 1, 2016 - JOHOR BARU: The Johor Ruler's new “Gold” Boeing 737 aircraft touched ... SultanIbrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar was at the airport to ...

Sultan of Johor gifts JDT an aircraft | FourFourTwo

Aug 3, 2016 - Following an earlier gift of RM50million, Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) will now receive a private jet from the Sultan of Johor after an...

Sultan of Johor mingles with Indian community in conjunction with ...

Jan 24, 2016 - KLUANG: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar joined the Indian ... The ruler spent more than an hour meeting with his subjects.

Joyous meeting of the Sultan and his subjects | New Straits Times ...

Mar 25, 2015 - "RAJA dan Rakyat Berpisah Tiada" (the Ruler and His Subjects are Inseparable) is the perfect quote to describe the Sultan of Johor Sultan ...

Sultan of Johor waives protocol to dine with rakyat | New Straits Times ...

Dec 18, 2015 - Without any frills or fuss and in the absence of any protocol, Sultan Ibrahim ordered his food and sat down to dine with his subjects, as seen on ...

Go through all the above news about the Sultan and his son and what you will find is a lot of baloney, glitz and glamour. There is a lack of substance, no meaningful achievements that would advantage the people of Johor or other Malaysians. All that these two do is what people with money, lots and lots of money and plenty of down time, will indulge in on any day of the week.
Who cares if Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman buys a £452m yacht?
Who cares if the Sultan of Brunei has a 5000 car collection?
Who cares if an African Dictator son has a $35 million mansion in Malibu?

This is what I care about : 

I care when I see that Sultan of Kelantan (now our King) getting down and dirty digging a grave for one of his subjects who has passed away.

I care about how a Sultan dresses when he goes for his prayers.

And anybody who has more cars that he can drive in a single day should get his head examined!

So now back to my query - why have we not heard much about what the Sultan of Johor and his Brigadier son has been up to in these last few days? 

Are the questions being asked about the Sultan's involvement with the Chinese re the Forest City project getting a bit too intense?

Are the scandals coming out of Johor getting to be too uncomfortable for the Sultan because it is happening under his watch? 

Did not his Brigadier General son said that the Johor state government and the Sultan are one? If he so claims that, should not the Sultan take responsibility for the things going wrong in Johor under his watch?

johor state govt belong to johor royal family - Malaysia Chronicle

Jan 3, 2017 - It means that it is His Majesty the Sultan of Johor's prerogative on ... Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor has something to say…it is ... The state government of Johor does NOT belong to the Johor Royal ... You, Brigadier General, or your father the Sultan, have not been elected by anybody in Johor to  ...   

Tuanku...try taking away the trappings of money and royalty and ask yourself if what is left of you and that son of yours, will pass muster if you had to turun padang and go one on one with your own subjects. Ampon Tuank beribu ribu  ampon...tapi saya fakir your son will not even be at par with a Captain in the army.... and as for you Tuanku....good manners prevents me from saying anything more.